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By Roadtrip Nation

Denver Moore

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Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
I was born in rural Louisiana and was raised on a plantation by my aunt and uncle.
Instead of going to school, I worked for credit at the company store to buy necessities.
When I got older, I left home and hopped a train to Fort Worth, Texas—I lived in Fort Worth for a while, moved on to Los Angeles for a few years, and then went back to Louisiana.
I was living in a homeless camp when I was arrested for armed robbery and sentenced to 20 years in prison—I worked for the warden and was released after about 10 years.
After being released from prison, I moved back to Fort Worth where I spent another 20 years homeless.
In 1998, I met Ron and Debbie Hall, who were hoping to befriend a homeless person who would help them change the state of the city—we eventually became friends.
I spoke about Mrs. Hall’s kindness towards me as a homeless man at her funeral—it was the catalyst for millions of dollars raised to build a new homeless mission.
Ron and I co-wrote a book about our story, which made it onto the New York Times bestseller list.

Education

Did Not Complete High School

Career

Co-Author

I am a formerly homeless man who co-wrote a book about my story.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Writing
Non-Profit Organizations
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

You have to be willing to take big chances. You can't be afraid because things to come to those who wait. You need to have the courage to attack the situation and turn it around.

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Formerly Homeless
Legal Trouble